Idol Headlines for 09/27/09

Daughtry, Tim McGraw, Dane Cook headline Vegas concert to benefit

LAS VEGAS – Comedian Dane Cook, rock band Daughtry, and musicians Tim McGraw and Brian McKnight were headlining a benefit concert Saturday night at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel-casino to provide funding for the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy.

Agassi said this year’s first class of high school graduates from the public charter school he backs gives those who support the academy a reason to celebrate and justify their mission.

Canada East.com

Carrie Underwood gets ‘Harmony’

Carrie Underwood is getting recognition, but this time it’s not from the Academy of Country Music or the Country Music Association ‘” not yet again anyway.

The country star will be the recipient of the 2009 Harmony Award for the Nashville Symphony’s annual Symphony Ball, 2009 chairwomen Mrs. James R. Dickson III (Dara) and Mrs. Samuel Bartow Strang IV (Perian) announced today.

The 2009 Symphony Ball will be Dec. 12 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. This is the 25th anniversary of the invitation-only fundraiser.

Tennessean.com

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Music review: Taylor Hicks leads among Alabama Idol’ trio

Over time, it’s become clear: Taylor Hicks is the most dynamic, interesting and consistently entertaining member of Birmingham’s “American Idol” trio.

Perhaps it’s unfair to lump Hicks, 32, into a category with Ruben Studdard and Bo Bice, because their music styles are so different – soul-pop, R&B and Southern rock, respectively.

But all three are local guys who made their fame on the same TV reality series, and their successes happened within a span of just four years. There’s an inevitable urge to compare and contrast them, and frankly, Hicks always stands out.

AL.com

Proctors spearheading epilepsy fundraiser in New York City

NEW YORK – Area natives Peter A. Proctor and Sheri E. RaglandProctor are spearheading a major fundraising campaign in New York City.

This event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7 at The National Track and Field Armory in New York City. Olympic hockey team goalie Chanda Gunn and New York Jets guard Alan Faneca will be honored as well as the fastest woman in the world, the late Florence Griffith Joyner, simply known around the world as “Flo Jo.” Her husband, Olympic gold medalist Alfrederick Joyner, will receive the award on her behalf.

Season three American Idol winner, Grammy nominated R&B singer and Broadway star Fantasia Barrino will perform as the gala guest star.

Salem News.net

Macy Gray on DWTS: ‘I Thought We Did Really Good!’

Though her waltz didn’t wow and Macy Gray and partner Jonathan Roberts failed to make it to Week 2, the Grammy-winning singer still sees a sequined lining in the dark cloud of DWTS elimination. Gray spoke to PEOPLE about why she did Dancing, what she takes away from her experience and who she thinks is going to win Season 9’s mirror-ball trophy.

People.com

Review: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ opens eyes to art form

At a time when dance companies are struggling harder than ever to survive, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’  has re-invented movement as entertainment, appealing to popular culture through a reality TV show format.

The popularity of the show was evident Friday night as a large and boisterous crowd came out to MGM Grand at Foxwoods to see the touring show of dancers from the TV series’ fifth season.

Norwich Bulletin

X Factor: Dirty tricks and diva performances as 200 Boot Camp contestants are cut down to 50

The pressure ramped up on X Factor tonight with contestants proving they’ll do ANYTHING to get through Boot Camp and into the final 24.

The trouble started when the 200 contestants – picked from more than 200, 000 applicants – were told by judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh that for their next audition they would have to team up with two other contestants and perform with them.

Irish twins John and Edward Grimes, 17, decided to sing with girl group Miss Fitz and solo singer Sian Paley. But tension overspilled after their performance of Apologise, with a tearful Sian accusing the twins of singing over her lines.

Daily Mail

The X Factor: Boot Camp, day one

“I have a feeling this year that we may have the most talented set of people we’ve ever had on this show” said Simon, perched on the edge of the desk.

And, when he says that, you know that as sure as eggs is eggs, the bootcamping X-Factor hopefuls of Great Britain are going to go out of their way to prove him wrong. And they did – but after the first half of the boot camp round, 50 contenders remained in the race. But were they the right ones?

And what do we mean by right? Not in a moral or ethical way, of course: in an X Factor way. Which is one of the most elastic uses of the word known in the English language. Where ‘right’ means ‘the least out of tune person available or at least one with a heart-rending life story’

Guardian.co.uk

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157 Comments

  1. That Guardian piece is a classic. I’ve only seen a few of the X-Factor “highlights” here, but that seems like one of the most dead-on assessments of the whole talent show genre.

    “You know as sure as eggs is eggs …” (?? LOL)

    And what do we mean by right? Not in a moral or ethical way, of course: in an X Factor way. Which is one of the most elastic uses of the word known in the English language. Where ‘right’ means ‘the least out of tune person available or at least one with a heart-rending life story’

    Um, yep.

  2. The X Factor: Boot Camp, day one

    ‘I have a feeling this year that we may have the most talented set of people we’ve ever had on this show’  said Simon, perched on the edge of the desk.

    Isn’t something like this said at the beginning of every TV talent show every season?

  3. It’s either going to be Mya or Aaron Carter. It just seems like they’re both dancers and they have great partners, especially Mya. She’s got a beautiful partner. He is so fine!

    Interesting comments about the show. Macy is right on about Mys’s beautiful partner! Dmitry was my favorite from SYTYCD and I am so happy he has a talented partner. I think she has a bit of a crush on him already. I love the movement of his body.

  4. QUOTE(elephant1212 @ Sep 27th 2009, 8:16 AM)

    “hey all! i saw that “adam storm” that i was talking about ending up trending! that is so funny ……neways, i have been texting my uncle every day basically about adam ( he thinks im crazy for it lol) and he said to expect “time for miracles” in the 2012 roadblock!!! yay! ”

    O.M.G!!!!!!!!!

  5. Carrie does not seem to be slowing down any and that makes me happy. I am not a country fan but I love Carrie. She keeps getting award after award and turn out hit after hit.

    I for one can say that this statement made in the article:

    “The annual award recognizes “individuals who have demonstrated continued interest and support of music in Nashville ‘ ¦ and contributed significantly to the development and appreciation of Nashville’s musical culture”.

    I have come to appreciate country music to some extent thanks to her.

    Way to go Carrie on being the recipient of the 2009 Harmony Award

  6. QUOTE(elephant1212 @ Sep 27th 2009, 8:16 AM)

    ‘hey all! i saw that ‘adam storm’  that i was talking about ending up trending! that is so funny ‘ ¦’ ¦neways, i have been texting my uncle every day basically about adam ( he thinks im crazy for it lol) and he said to expect ‘time for miracles’  in the 2012 roadblock!!! yay! ‘ 

    O.M.G!!!!!!!!!

    Squee and flail!! And here’s to elephant1212’s uncle being an information sieve.

  7. and he said to expect ‘time for miracles’  in the 2012 roadblock!!! yay! ‘ 

    O.M.G!!!!!!!!!

    OMG is right!….(knee’s begin to buckle….breath becomes heavier….dizziness ensues….. and head hits desk with a …Thud!)

  8. dhunken
    September 27, 2009 at 11:48 am

    and he said to expect ‘time for miracles’  in the 2012 roadblock!!! yay! ‘ 

    O.M.G!!!!!!!!!

    OMG is right!’ ¦.(knee’s begin to buckle’ ¦.breath becomes heavier’ ¦.dizziness ensues’ ¦.. and head hits desk with a ‘ ¦Thud!)

    WHOO HOO – my heart can’t stand the excitement! BRING IT!

  9. expect ‘time for miracles’  in the 2012 roadblock!!!

    What does this mean?

  10. ‘hey all! i saw that ‘adam storm’  that i was talking about ending up trending! that is so funny ‘ ¦’ ¦neways, i have been texting my uncle every day basically about adam ( he thinks im crazy for it lol) and he said to expect ‘time for miracles’  in the 2012 roadblock!!! yay! ‘ 

    this probably only in LA & NY City and few other bigger metro city in the country.. but YAY..

    http://thenewadvertising.blogspot.com/2008/08/billboards-and-roadblocks-traditional.html

  11. What does this mean?

    Probably that we will hear a small part of the song during the promo they are going to do on tv. Probably just one or two seconds at the end of the trailer.


  12. What does this mean?

    Probably that we will hear a small part of the song during the promo they are going to do on tv. Probably just one or two seconds at the end of the trailer.

    I would prefer at least 21 seconds, but we’s takes what we’s can get.

    Wow, this is a slower day than usual in Idol Land.

    ETA: Though I should know this, is the X-Factor the equivalent of American Idol in the UK?

  13. expect ‘time for miracles’  in the 2012 roadblock!!!

    What does this mean?

    Squirrely, “2012” is doing a massive marketing blitz this Thursday across all time zones and is buying two minutes on every major network and cable station (details on Adam thread). It looks like “Time for Miracles” will be used in the two-minute spots ‘“ therefore, leak or possible release!!

  14. Probably that we will hear a small part of the song during the promo they are going to do on tv. Probably just one or two seconds at the end of the trailer.

    I take a small part of the song during the promo anytime.. I want to hear it .. want to hear his voice again singing new song… like yesterday!!!

  15. On Thursday, October 1st, between 10:50 and 11:00pm, there will be a media blitz that will be shown on almost every TV channel in existence with a two-minute clip from the movie 2012. It is believed that Adams Time For Miracles will be premiered during this 2min span!

  16. Here’s the article on the 2012 roadblock preview strategy for any who have missed it. On October 1st, the 2 minute 2012 preview will be shown on more than 80 network/cable channels simultaneously (although the west coast is time shifted so that it also falls within prime time).

    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/sony-announces-huge-multi-network-preview-of-2012-footage/

    If the person leaking this info is correct, then at least a snippet of the Time for Miracles track will be shown during the preview. Although, I believe during the commercial people will be directed online for more info — it’s possible that Time for Miracles will only be used for the online portion. OR, as horrible as it is to contemplate, the info is incorrect and we won’t hear it at all.

  17. I would prefer at least 21 seconds, but we’s takes what we’s can get.

    Yes, I thought it was only a 30 seconds clip but if it is 2 minutes, it would probably 10 to 20 seconds.

  18. On Thursday, October 1st, between 10:45 and 11:00pm, there will be a media blitz that will be shown on almost every channel in existence with a two-minute clip from the movie 2012. It is believed that Adams Time For Miracles will be premiered during this 2min span!

    Is 2 minutes this media blitz going to be on ABC, CBS & NBC??? I have to make sure that I’m in one of them at that time.

  19. If the person leaking this info is correct, then at least a snippet of the Time for Miracles track will be shown during the preview. Although, I believe during the commercial people will be directed online for more info ‘” it’s possible that Time for Miracles will only be used for the online portion. OR, as horrible as it is to contemplate, the info is incorrect and we won’t hear it at all.

    The source has a pretty impressive track record. She called last night’s AdamStorm. I’m so glad I get the East Coast feed of ABC (not to mention the media masters here) so I don’t have to wait three hours for it to run in the West. So. Very. Excited.

  20. Is 2 minutes this media blitz going to be on ABC, CBS & NBC??? I have to make sure that I’m in one of them at that time.

    Supposedly these are the channels below!

    ABC, CBS, NBC, Telefutura, Telemundo,Univison, A&E, ABC Family, Adult Swim, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BET, BET J, Biography Channel, Bravo, Chiller, CNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, Current, Discovery Channel, Discovery Health Channel, DIY, E!, ESPN, ESPN Classic, ESPN2, ESPNews, Fine Living. Food, Fox News, Fox Reality, FSN, Fuse, FX, G4, GAC, Galavision, Golf Channel, Gospel Music, GSN, Hallmark, HD Net, HD Theater, History Channel, ID, Lifetime, LMN, Logo, Military Channel, MLB, MSNBC, MTV , MTV2, MTV3, Mun2, NGC, NFL, NHL, Nick at Nite, Ovation, Oxygen, Pallada, Planet Green, Reelzchannel, Si Tv, SYFY, Sleuth, Soapnet, Speed, Spike TV, Style, TBS, Teenick, TLC, Travel Channel, Trutv, TNT, Tv Guide Chanel, Tv Land, TV One, Universal HD, USA, Versus, VH1, Vh1 Classic, Weather Channel, WGN, We

    They are looking at reaching 110 – 140 million households with this…Adam goes global YAY!

    I guess the weather channel will be airing it because they will be tracking the Adam Storm..LOL!

  21. Silly question, having nothing to do with the headlines…how do you guys set an avatar? I checked the profile page and don’t see it as an option.

  22. Cochem-could not get link to play video…

    Khom-thanks ..

    By the studio’s calculation, the so-called ‘roadblock’  will reach about 110 million television viewers ‘“- a delivery that would exceed the Super Bowl.

    Impressive more than the superbowl great for Adam new song…

  23. They are looking at reaching 110 ‘“ 140 million households with this’ ¦Adam goes global YAY!

    I guess the weather channel will be airing it because they will be tracking the Adam Storm..LOL!

    Let’s hope that they will play at lease 10-20second of TFM in this 2minutes media blitz..

  24. Susan M.
    September 27, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    The source has a pretty impressive track record. She called last night’s AdamStorm. I’m so glad I get the East Coast feed of ABC (not to mention the media masters here) so I don’t have to wait three hours for it to run in the West. So. Very. Excited.

    She does have a good track record in that she called the Rolling Stone cover. But isn’t she actually the “cause” of the Adam Storm on twitter? Wouldn’t ONTD_AI have tried to trend it based on what they read of her comments? Just a guess, but maybe I’m way off.

  25. Silly question, having nothing to do with the headlines’ ¦how do you guys set an avatar? I checked the profile page and don’t see it as an option.

    Got to gravatar.com, set up your profile w/ the same username & email address as your profile in mjs website.

  26. poporange
    September 27, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Cochem-could not get link to play video’ ¦

    Khom-thanks ..

    By the studio’s calculation, the so-called ‘roadblock’  will reach about 110 million television viewers ‘“- a delivery that would exceed the Super Bowl.

    Impressive more than the superbowl great for Adam new song’ ¦

    And speaking of the Superbowl *whistling*

    My dream gig for Adam is to sing at half-time…(not the national anthem at the beginning, would love to see Kris do that, actually, like he did for the NBA Finals)!

  27. If anyone wants to watch a Cookie video, this is from last night’s David concert, and I think the last minute is really awesome! Kick awesome actually We’re Only Honest When We’re Sleeping. Love you Cook, but your drummer owns that part man!

    OMG leome he was on fire last night! I haven’t even begun to recover. I ended up going to the afterparty (nothing major happened there except me drinking way too much and gawking at DC LOL) but OMG what a show. That 5 day break did him some gooood. He sounded absolutely amazing that voice GUH and I totally approve of the shirt he was sportin’ . His attire for my last 3 shows, I swear I think the concert gods have been smiling upon me. Once again Lie brought me to tears, and once again PEOPLE CANT LEARN TO STFU. He even motioned a “shhh” before he started the acapela part and NO these people do not shut up. Please STFU and stop ruining perfection! However one point when the loud singing DID help create a sweet moment was when the crowd started singing CBTM verse for verse. Never saw a sing-a-long happen for that and he looked quite touched.

    Two of the highlights: a young girl who had a sign asking if she can sing A Daily Anthem with him, he obliged and brought her on stage to sing it with him. It warms my heart because you can the see the sheer joy that beaming from this girl. At one point she wascrying and it was the sweetest thing..and he told a story of a little boy named Ben who he met and hung out with yesterday through Make a Wish. this little boy plays drums and he talked about what an amazing kid he is. He asked Ben what his favorite song on the record is and he told him “I like the heavy stuff” so before Barbasol he said something like we’ll play the heavy stuff for Ben and gah he was insane with this. On FIRE.

    Alrighty enough of my fangirly gushing..I’m going tonight too and I need to actually be a wife and mom today LOL Ryan Star opens tonight! Or as I call it, the bromance that puts Mavid to shame :)

  28. Adamme
    September 27, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Silly question, having nothing to do with the headlines’ ¦how do you guys set an avatar? I checked the profile page and don’t see it as an option.

    Got to gravatar.com, set up your profile w/ the same username & email address as your profile in mjs website.

    OH! Thank you! I was wondering why the heck I couldn’t find it here. Well, that explains it. It ain’t here. :)

  29. rowenaaine

    And speaking of the Superbowl *whistling*
    My dream gig for Adam is to sing at half-time’ ¦

    Oh my.. that would be really awesome!!

  30. Referencing back to yesterday’s “headlines” thread and my comments on Rickey Minor’s talk at the National Book Festival, I should’ve put Rickey’s one comment in context. When he said he only exchanges courtesies with the judges, he was answering an audience question which asked, “if you’re impressed with an AI contestant, do you let the judges know? Do you give them input?” And that’s when he said, “no, his only interactions with the judges are exchanges of “good morning,” “good afternoon,” “good to see you,” etc. So, if anyone working with the contestants off-the-air communicates with the judges about the contestants, it’s certainly not Rickey.

    ***
    Back to today’s headlines. From the articles posted on the X-Factor, they seem to be suggesting that this is the first time X-Factor has asked their contestants to form groups during their so-called Boot Camp to see how well they can collaborate and put together something to impress the judges as has happened in previous seasons of American Idol’s Hollywood week. Is that so? Also in giving them the info as to whether they were moving on, this is the first time they put them into groups in four separate rooms?

    Is this more borrowing/cross-pollination from AI?

  31. Exciting news about the upcoming 2010 promo.

    ….. and as far as last night’s X factor bootcamp show .. what a load of disjointed rubbish .. full of shouty women .. my ears were bleading when it was over … some of these women need to know that to project passion and anger in a song you don’t necessarily need to burst your lungs and make your eyes pop out of your head to do so.

    I’m hoping that we get more of the singy and less of the shouty on tonight’s show which is where the judges select their 6 acts each to take to their houses before picking the 12 finalists overall.

  32. But isn’t she actually the ’cause’  of the Adam Storm on twitter? Wouldn’t ONTD_AI have tried to trend it based on what they read of her comments? Just a guess, but maybe I’m way off.

    I thought of that initially too, but this comment: ‘hey all! i saw that ‘adam storm’  that i was talking about ending up trending! that is so funny ‘ ¦’ ¦ made me think she didn’t engineer it. Could be wrong of course, just my take.

    I only saw Aimee Mayo’s (Adam insider) tweets trending it. I don’t know if ONTD_AI perpetuated the trend, they usually do, but also that’s often reported back here. Which I haven’t seen. It is entirely possible this is a gossip circle and no real information comes of it, but I’m inclined to bring the smaller salt shaker with her information. (With table salt, not rock salt, as some Internet leaks demand.)

    @Trina, so glad you had such a great time at Cook’s concert!! Sounds awesome. :D

    @rowenaine, I’ve been entertaining that dream for awhile. Could be a perfect venue for a Queen collaboration with maybe one more headliner thrown in for good measure. I would love to see an extended rock opera, full production of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” If not, there’s always next year (I mean, 2011 ‘“ yikes!).

  33. If anyone wants to watch a Cookie video, this is from last night’s David concert, and I think the last minute is really awesome! Kick awesome actually We’re Only Honest When We’re Sleeping. Love you Cook, but your drummer owns that part man!

    Damn! That was pretty awesome — they’ve put together an amazing band :)

  34. If anyone wants to watch a Cookie video, this is from last night’s David concert, and I think the last minute is really awesome! Kick awesome actually We’re Only Honest When We’re Sleeping. Love you Cook, but your drummer owns that part man!

    Pretty great. Where was Kyle “hiding” before Cook hired him?

  35. And Trina, glad you had fun! I gave in and bought tickets to Charlottesville so I have two shows coming up… excited :)

  36. Susan M.
    September 27, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    expect ‘time for miracles’  in the 2012 roadblock!!!

    This is so exciting. I don’t care if we only hear 30 secs of the song, as long as we hear something.

    I hope someone uploads it. PLZ.

  37. If the person leaking this info is correct, then at least a snippet of the Time for Miracles track will be shown during the preview. Although, I believe during the commercial people will be directed online for more info ‘” it’s possible that Time for Miracles will only be used for the online portion. OR, as horrible as it is to contemplate, the info is incorrect and we won’t hear it at all.

    Here is an interactive map of the 2012 Roadblock. The airtimes are based on Time Zones in 2 waves for the US. Eastern, Central and Mountain at 10:45PM to 11:00PM Eastern Time; Pacific, Hawai and Alaska at 10:45PM to 11:00PM Pacific Time.

    The are two main elements to the roadblock — 2 minutes of the film footage will be aired close to simultaneously on Broadcast TV, then there will be an additional 5 minutes of footage available online and on Comcast On Demand in HD.

    Here is a cool interactive map of the media roadblock:
    http://www.comcast.com/2012/

    It also shows the main part of the media buy — the largest media roadblock ever done.

    CAUTION: Even if the tip is correct that does not mean that Adam’s TFM will be part of the 2012 broadcast TV promo.

    Here is a description of the roadblock:

    Supported by a multi-million dollar promotional campaign by Comcast, the action-packed two-minute sequence from 2012 will air on the major broadcast networks (ABC, NBC and CBS), 89 cable networks, local stations in the top 70 markets, and Spanish-language networks throughout the United States.

    With nearly 450 separate North American television outlets taking part in this unprecedented media event, it is projected that the 2012 footage will reach nearly 110 million television viewers – a delivery that exceeds that of the Super Bowl.

    The two-minute scene will reach an estimated 90% of all households watching ad-supported television at that time.

    Link to press release: Countdown to ‘2012’ Begins October 1

    There will be another roadblock in other countries at the end of October.

  38. I only saw Aimee Mayo’s (Adam insider) tweets trending it. I don’t know if ONTD_AI perpetuated the trend, they usually do, but also that’s often reported back here. Which I haven’t seen. It is entirely possible this is a gossip circle and no real information comes of it, but I’m inclined to bring the smaller salt shaker with her information. (With table salt, not rock salt, as some Internet leaks demand.)

    AO.com was responsible for starting the #AdamStorm trend. They had a thread about it and set the time.

  39. Susan M.
    September 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    But isn’t she actually the ’cause’  of the Adam Storm on twitter? Wouldn’t ONTD_AI have tried to trend it based on what they read of her comments? Just a guess, but maybe I’m way off.

    I thought of that initially too, but this comment: ‘hey all! i saw that ‘adam storm’  that i was talking about ending up trending! that is so funny ‘ ¦’ ¦ made me think she didn’t engineer it. Could be wrong of course, just my take.

    Oh, I didn’t mean she engineered it. I just meant that it seems when ONTD_AI set their minds on trending something, it does. So, maybe after they read her comments (on IDF, or even here if members come by) they banded together and trended it. elephant1212 wouldn’t have been in on it, but spurred it rather than any peeps outside the idol bubble doing PR.

    @rowenaine, I’ve been entertaining that dream for awhile. Could be a perfect venue for a Queen collaboration with maybe one more headliner thrown in for good measure. I would love to see an extended rock opera, full production of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’  If not, there’s always next year (I mean, 2011 ‘“ yikes!).

    Yeah. I was thinking, if TFM and his own single are hits that might be a reason to get him out there – and yes, I thought that would be the perfect place for the Queen collaboration. No long-term commitment or concerts to sell, just dipping their feet in the water to test how people react. This way the NFL capitalizes on pop/trendy (if Adam gets that far) while including old school/classic rock icons. Ah, from our lips to the Universe!

    ETA: Thanks, Q3. Makes sense that one of the boards trended it…it would have been awesome if it was a real PR plant…but that won’t stop #adamstorm from trending again organically just from impatient fans. LOL

  40. Wow – Carrie is in good company! [whistle]

    The annual [Harmony] award recognizes “individuals who have demonstrated continued interest and support of music in Nashville ‘ ¦ and contributed significantly to the development and appreciation of Nashville’s musical culture.”

    Other past recipients include [Martina McBride], Amy Grant, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, Tony Brown, Mike and Linda Curb, Lyle Lovett, Trisha Yearwood, Dolly Parton, The Judds, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, Chet Atkins and Rascal Flatts.

  41. According to Amazon.com, David Archuleta’s “Christmas From The Heart” album will come in a limited edition Christmas gift box for the initial order. Sweeet!!

  42. rowenaaine

    Oh, I didn’t mean she engineered it. I just meant that it seems when ONTD_AI set their minds on trending something,

    It wasn’t ONTD_AI, they didn’t even encourage participation (I’m a member). It was AO and IDF.

  43. Here is an update on the Adam album Pre-Sale:

    Amazon Germany – #807
    iTunes Japan – #29
    Amazon Canada – unranked
    Amazon France – unranked
    Amazon UK – #342

  44. Re: The Birmingham News article on AL.com on “WorkPlay” concert

    You know, for all the crap and ridicule that gets dumped on Taylor Hicks, he seems to consistently get good reviews.

    He may not be my cuppa, and he’s not writing for the radio. However, the dude is bringing home $300K/year doing what he loves. In my book, that just isn’t that bad.

  45. listen: Adam’s album is available to Pre-Order on Amazon !
    Yea !!!

    Not in the US :((

  46. Here is an update on the Adam album Pre-Sale:

    I would ask that you limit these updates, unless there is a huge jump in the ranking. Thanks.

  47. Loving the “my uncle thinks I’m crazy” but he feeds me well-timed info ploy. Leaks? No problem. And neither “he”, nor the movie director, nor the Sony global marketing director, nor the global entertainment company, mind little nuggets reverbing all over blogosphere and resulting Twitter. And they don’t consider his texting his “niece” a security breach.

    IMHO, if they’re using any recognizable Adam Lambert singing over ten seconds long on these inexplicably early and expensive roadblock promotions, then TFM must either be dropping early…And/or look for really creaky special effects. Still have no price/value explanation for this unnecessarily expensive paid promotion of a movie that, if mind-bogglingly innovative in it’s “never-seen-before” special effects could generate plenty of “free” media. Nearer the date when hunger to see those mind-bogglers could be satisfied by purchasing a ticket. “First days already sold out online” kind of PR.

    Actually looking forward to seeing what the strategic theory is behind this move. (Always enjoy expanding and learning.) Because there is a real risk, again IMHO, this far out, if the footage isn’t astonishing, of such a wide audience seeing it and yawning. Ho hum, seen that, Flash Forward’s end-of-the-world was more interesting. And you got 6-7 weeks of make-up ball to play. And people asking is the movie as “enh” as the trailer? Maybe these are going to be the most spell-binding movie commercials in the history of moving image. But where does the demand go if that’s true? Is there a video game or online ticket sales at some theatres opening early to “meet the demand” or something to buy or do after this roadblock? Such a long time. Sign up (with your email) to get your number in the “lottery” to be a saved human as in movie plotline doesn’t seem like enough.

    Though the alleged uncle may just be part of the small sideline effort, which is free, to make Adam Lambert fans think this is an Adam Lambert movie. Which it is not. It is a disaster movie. 2012 could tank by day 2 of the first weekend. And Adam’s TFM could be plantinum the next morning. But maybe they’re thinking people who already downloaded the single will want to watch the world end? Maybe there’s a TFM tie-in somewhere we don’t know about. Buy your Mayan burger and automatically enter to win your own Time For Miracles at the premiere?

    Isn’t something like this said at the beginning of every TV talent show every season?

    Smiling here, Q3. Where’s the Jim Carrey truth movie moment of “Serious hacks in this year’s line-up. Really last season is as good as it’s ever going to get. And set your TiVo’s because you’re going to fast forward through half of ’em. Wish I could.”

  48. Q3
    September 27, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    listen: Adam’s album is available to Pre-Order on Amazon !
    Yea !!!

    Not in the US (

    Yes it is available for pre-order in the US.

  49. I read that Jason Castro got up to #7 on the top 100 chart. Is this correct? I didn’t know he had that many fans or got that much promotion. How is his single doing on radio spins? I wonder what his album will be like?

  50. Reminder:

    I don’t want the headlines thread clogged with minute-by-minute sales chart updates. Unless there’s a significant change, it’s not really newsworthy.

    Thank you.

  51. Sunn
    September 27, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    rowenaaine

    Oh, I didn’t mean she engineered it. I just meant that it seems when ONTD_AI set their minds on trending something,

    It wasn’t ONTD_AI, they didn’t even encourage participation (I’m a member). It was AO and IDF.

    Got it. Thanks! What I was trying to get across was that I didn’t think it was an organic thing or a formal PR push, but something one of the boards/fan clubs participated in to get it trending. And there’s nothing wrong with that, of course. I just meant it wasn’t part of the official “storm” to come and we shouldn’t read too much into it. ;)

  52. Q3, Adam’s CD is available on the Amazon – US site now !!!
    Tried to edit my post to add the link, but it wont save…..

    ETA: I see Sunn listed the link…

  53. SUNN – thank you for the bestest news of the day! I just ordered mine and posted the link on my site. Much appreciated! FIANLLY (ROFL)!

  54. Re: General impression from two days of “So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD)” tour reviews

    Perhaps arenas are not the best venues for SYTYCD? I don’t recognize most the venues, but several reviewers have already complained that the necessary large screens are distracting. Dance is usually performed in more intimate settings for a reason. Could they have realistically booked smaller theaters for, say 2 days, versus a huge one for a single night?

  55. FifthHouseSun

    Still have no price/value explanation for this unnecessarily expensive paid promotion of a movie that, if mind-bogglingly innovative in it’s ‘never-seen-before’  special effects could generate plenty of ‘free’  media. Nearer the date when hunger to see those mind-bogglers could be satisfied by purchasing a ticket. ‘First days already sold out online’  kind of PR.

    I’ve thought about this and can only think of a combination of 3 possible elements:

    1- the movie is awful and they need huge first day numbers because they can’t depend on post-release word of mouth.

    2- They’re going up against New Moon.

    3- November is typically not Special-Effects movie season, it’s usually reserved for Oscar worthy movies. So, they need to fight their way through the female demo attracted the deeper films to the hearts of their male partners and children.

  56. Ok – done with the rest of the headlines.

    INITIATE ADAM SQUEEING!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  57. rowenaaine
    September 27, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    SUNN ‘“ thank you for the bestest news of the day! I just ordered mine and posted the link on my site. Much appreciated! FIANLLY (ROFL)!

    You’re welcome, but hat tip to terraj who first brought the link to the 2012 thread. I just copied it.

  58. FifthHouseSun

    Still have no price/value explanation for this unnecessarily expensive paid promotion of a movie that, if mind-bogglingly innovative in it’s ‘never-seen-before’  special effects could generate plenty of ‘free’  media. Nearer the date when hunger to see those mind-bogglers could be satisfied by purchasing a ticket. ‘First days already sold out online’  kind of PR.

    Me either, but I’m wondering if the blitz they are undertaking is meant to mirror a “War of the Worlds” broadcast; setting up all kinds of promotional events showing the end of the world as *reality* not a movie. So this ‘roadblock’ is foretelling the doom of civilization rather than a new movie coming out in November. Just a thought.

  59. 1- the movie is awful and they need huge first day numbers because they can’t depend on post-release word of mouth.

    THIS

  60. BTW – I didn’t mention it yesterday, but THANK YOU Sassycatz for all your Rickey Minor info from the Festival. I’ve been following all of your posts with intense interest, and wanted to encourage to keep posting any other info you might come across!

  61. 1- the movie is awful and they need huge first day numbers because they can’t depend on post-release word of mouth.

    Aren’t disaster movies always awful?

  62. 1- the movie is awful and they need huge first day numbers because they can’t depend on post-release word of mouth.

    Aren’t disaster movies always awful?

    No, or at least not to all the males I know. haha

  63. Me either, but I’m wondering if the blitz they are undertaking is meant to mirror a ‘War of the Worlds’  broadcast; setting up all kinds of promotional events showing the end of the world as *reality* not a movie. So this ‘roadblock’ is foretelling the doom of civilization rather than a new movie coming out in November. Just a thought.

    I did wonder if something like that was part of their marketing strategy. Mostly because of their initial teaser trailer. I adore epic disaster movies, so I’m a bit of a sucker for this kind of thing, but in the teaser (with low ominous music and that lone monk ringing his big-ass bell on the mountaintop) I found this text flashed on the screen

    HOW WOULD THE GOVERNMENTS OF OUR PLANET
    PREPARE SIX BILLION PEOPLE
    FOR THE END OF THE WORLD?
    … THEY WOULDN’T

    totally chilling. If they capitalize on something in this vein, suckers like me will line the fuck up for destruction, Prez Danny Glover and popcorn.

    1- the movie is awful and they need huge first day numbers because they can’t depend on post-release word of mouth.

    This is also ENTIRELY possible, and I would even say likely. But that still doesn’t really answer the question of why they are starting the marketing push so early. I would think that a record-setting roadbloack preview would be much more effective driving traffic into the theaters if it was closer to the opening date.

  64. 1- the movie is awful and they need huge first day numbers because they can’t depend on post-release word of mouth.

    THIS

    Certainly a possibility. But they are NOT going to recoup $250 million in one opening weekend. Let’s alter that to $300M, because this marketing blitz will likely tick up to a $50M price tag. What does Obama say? That would be throwing good money after bad? Not that it isn’t done all the time.

    It also takes us back to our age-old question: Good v. Bad =/≠  Success or Failure.

    Of the highest-grossing films of all times, many were panned, but still made assloads of money. I don’t think anyone’s purporting that this is going to be a heartbreaking work of staggering genius, but the question is, does it succeed in doing what it has set out to do: Be a schlocky but fun, end-of-the-world special effects orgy?

  65. 1- the movie is awful and they need huge first day numbers because they can’t depend on post-release word of mouth.

    2- They’re going up against New Moon.

    3- November is typically not Special-Effects movie season, it’s usually reserved for Oscar worthy movies. So, they need to fight their way through the female demo attracted the deeper films to the hearts of their male partners and children.

    All good points, but even if it sucks it will still be seen by a lot of people and it’s important to emphasize the first week of sales because I am afraid New Moon is going to dominate the next week-end.
    The buzz around the new Twilight is ridiculous.

  66. Aren’t disaster movies always awful?

    No, or at least not to all the males I know. haha

    Woman here who loves end-of-world or alliens movies, but hates RL war movies.

  67. 1- the movie is awful and they need huge first day numbers because they can’t depend on post-release word of mouth.

    I admit it will definitely not be Citizen Kane or The Dark Knight for that matter but it could be as cheesetastic as Armageddon or Independence Day. Even Emmerich’s crappy 10,000 BC was a monetary success making 269 million dollars worldwide (budget of 105 million). Remember this movies is not only opening in the US it is going to be a worldwide firestorm. The rest of the world really love these disaster movies. Angels & Demons grossed only 133 million dollars in the US (150 million budget) Technically not considered a success here. But foreign market it made 341 million dollar for a total of 484 million (Successful).(Not such a great movie either) So while it may flop here in the US..It will be huge in the Foreign market.

  68. Trina, that sounds like an awesome one! The videos I’ve seen are really cool.
    And awww those two stories with the Make a Wish kid and the girl in the audience are really adorable!!
    Have fun tonight

  69. 1- the movie is awful and they need huge first day numbers because they can’t depend on post-release word of mouth.

    Thought this every trailer. Haven’t seen awe-inspiring effects yet. But they have to hold back at least two “wait til you see this” moments to make people buzz about the film.

    Throwing money at it to try to fake out two good global weekends is understandable. Doing so much so far out is where I’ve yet to discern the logic, value, reasoning. So keep thinking there must be something. Some surprise something. Anything. Waiting to see.

    Though, if Sony spends millions in promotion that by-products Adam’s first plantinum single, and sets up international audiences hungry for more, fine by me

  70. Woman here who loves end-of-world or alliens movies, but hates RL war movies.

    My sister is a disaster flick crackhead. The second I saw the trailer in July, I though, “Oh noes! ** is going to go ballistic!” She could seriously watch “Independence Day” and “Armageddon” every frickin’ day.

  71. It looks like Adam is in Denver according to this article’ ¦

    http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_13428816

    Adam Lambert is in town recording with Ryan Tedder, who’s living in Denver as frontman for OneRepublic and the man behind some of last year’s biggest hits.

    I love articles that just say Adam Lambert and not ‘AI contestant’ or AI runner-up’. It make it seem like he’s already ensconced in the biz instead of a newcomer off of a singing contest.

  72. It looks like Adam is in Denver according to this article’ ¦

    http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_13428816

    Adam Lambert is in town recording with Ryan Tedder, who’s living in Denver as frontman for OneRepublic and the man behind some of last year’s biggest hits.

    Is it possible the Denver post is a little bit behind on the news? We know Adam was recording with Tedder last weekend – would they have another session so soon? If yes then how many tracks are Tedder involved in?

  73. This is interesting; tweet from Joanna Pacitti:

    JPacittiMusicNot even close to happening! I am about to have a a serious meeting with the gym… We have some business. Idol reunion tonight! :) :)
    14 minutes ago from UberTwitter

    Hmmm.

  74. Is it possible the Denver post is a little bit behind on the news?

    That’s what I think too. I thought someone said that Adam was headed to Lafayette from New Orleans.

  75. My sister is a disaster flick crackhead. The second I saw the trailer in July, I though, ‘Oh noes! ** is going to go ballistic!’  She could seriously watch ‘Independence Day’  and ‘Armageddon’  every frickin’ day.

    Me too! I’ve officially lost count of how many times I’ve watched each of those movies. So, it’s not just your sister. I’m going to start a club: Chicks who dig disaster flicks.

  76. from IMMATTGIRAUD

    It was cooler than seeing Latoya Jackson at Louis V yesterday. It’s a hot one here today! Look out for my interview on ABC tomorrow morning11 minutes ago from Echofon

  77. Danny’s latest tweet regarding his concert tonight at 7PM

    Doing last preparations 4 show at MSMC NY in Newburgh NY tomorrow Its gonna b bangin’. Hope 2 c u there- come if u can!

    There are Danny fans going to the concert and they should be tweeting. The concert is an hour and no word on what Danny will be singing yet.

  78. VAlilac:from IMMATTGIRAUD

    It was cooler than seeing Latoya Jackson at Louis V yesterday. It’s a hot one here today! Look out for my interview on ABC tomorrow morning11 minutes ago from Echofon

    [puzzled] What show?

  79. Love you Cook, but your drummer owns that part man!

    leome, no kidding (and thanks for the link!). I first noticed that ending from the videos from the Nokia in June and it’s just gotten better and better. Kyle is A-Maz-Ing. The song always felt a bit unfinished to me before — it sure doesn’t now.

    We need a live CD, dammit.

  80. HOW WOULD THE GOVERNMENTS OF OUR PLANET
    PREPARE SIX BILLION PEOPLE
    FOR THE END OF THE WORLD?
    ‘ ¦ THEY WOULDN’T

    But can’t we watch Flash Forward and find out?

    Though, guess that means the answer is: Have Adam Lambert sing.

  81. HOW WOULD THE GOVERNMENTS OF OUR PLANET
    PREPARE SIX BILLION PEOPLE
    FOR THE END OF THE WORLD?
    ‘ ¦ THEY WOULDN’T

    But can’t we watch Flash Forward and find out?

    Though, guess that means the answer is: Have Adam Lambert sing.

    LOL!! Just knew it. HBIC = Savior of the Planet.

    Hadn’t Truthiness assigned him to solve Global Warming? Child’s play.

  82. I watched Idol Rewind yesterday and loved it. They intersperse clips from the show with current interviews. Yesterday focused on the Chicago auditions where Mandisa showed up. She looks INCREDIBLE now. She must have lost 100 lbs. or more.

    Actually everyone looked great in the current interviews: Kat, Kellie, Elliott, Taylor, Chris. Everyone is doing what they love soo you don’t get that sad vibe of seeing people hit their peak during the show but never fulfilling their dreams.

    Season 5 is just pure fun.

  83. Adam’s CD has jumped to the #1 position on Amazon’s U.S. Movers & Shakers Chart!
    (Is this newswothy mj?)

  84. Me either, but I’m wondering if the blitz they are undertaking is meant to mirror a ‘War of the Worlds’  broadcast; setting up all kinds of promotional events showing the end of the world as *reality* not a movie. So this ‘roadblock’ is foretelling the doom of civilization rather than a new movie coming out in November.

    Rowenaaine, in the Adam 2012 thread, NewFan was speculating War of the Worlds, too. And always pay attention to synchronicities. So not to repeat, as same discussion going on there, and actually on topic in both places, but there is a way the actual Mayan “end of cycle” (not end of world, just end of 26,000 year cycle) prediction could lead to some kind of long game or mystery promotion.

    There is an old Halloween picture of Adam painted gold with feathers in his hair that looks very Mayan. There are ancient Mayan glyphs people think portray space ships. And that the fiery headress plumes of Mayan dieties represent the after burner trails of their space ships. And that the aliens may come back. Maybe they’ll be singing this time…

  85. Susan M.
    September 27, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Certainly a possibility. But they are NOT going to recoup $250 million in one opening weekend. Let’s alter that to $300M, because this marketing blitz will likely tick up to a $50M price tag.

    Susan,
    “Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the buy will cost about $4 million.”
    from Sony Pictures to Attempt Unprecedented TV Roadblock to Promote ‘2012’ Disaster Film Variety, THR
    http://www.tvweek.com/blogs/tvbizwire/2009/09/sony-pictures-to-attempt-unpre.php
    I have no idea how accurate that figure is – seems awful low.

  86. from MichaelSarver1

    Just heard Mad on the radio and it made me miss my boy @anoopdoggdesai. Can’t wait to hear what he does next.
    1 minute ago from Echofon

    So I finally get to see my Saints play and they are sucking. Not cool. Come on Saints.
    about 1 hour ago from Echofon

    RT @ashleystawicki: @michaelsarver1 go buffalo!! lol Watch it sista. Lol
    about 1 hour ago from Echofon

    Now Im sitting in my new recliner watching my Saints. More good times.
    about 1 hour ago from Echofon

    in a long time. I’ve missed that. Good times.
    about 1 hour ago from Echofon

    What up Twitter wooooorld! Happy Sunday to everyone. Hope your all doing well. I went to church today with my family for the first time in
    about 1 hour ago from Echofon

  87. Re Kyle, David Cook’s drummer – yes he’s fantastic in that video referenced earlier! He’s always fantastic. Don’t know where he was hiding before Cookie got him, but I hope DC keeps him around for a long, long time.

    What a dream come true this tour must be for all of them – Neal, Andy, Kyle, Monty; not just for David.

  88. Michael Slezak interviews Randy Jackson:

    . . .how about people who say that you rely too much on phrases like ‘ for me, for you’  or ‘aiight’  or ‘pitchy’ ? Does it bother you when people say that? And will you try to shake it up with regard to those critiques in season 9?

    That’s just a sound bite they edit together. And you get stuck on the words ‘dawg’ and you get stuck on those things sometimes. But what it really is, if you really listen to what I say and not listen to the sound bite [compilation] that happens at the end of the season, when we’re at the finale and they’re making fun of us, that’s where that comes from by the way. You can string together any reporter saying ‘What, what, what, what, what’  a thousand times and it sounds funny. And it’s hard being the first one to speak, I’ve got to tell you. It’s hard to jump in first and give your critique, because you’ve got to jump in right away and do your thing. People have selective listening for the most part, but I think I actually say a lot of valuable, good things.

  89. That’s just a sound bite they edit together.

    LOL, okay Randy. Um, they created that lulzy vid of “for you, for me” for the finale BECAUSE you said it repeatedly, to the point of drinking game levels. And not just one show, or this season, but the entire last 8 years. But hey, whatever gets you through the day.

  90. That’s just a sound bite they edit together. And you get stuck on the words ‘dawg’ and you get stuck on those things sometimes. But what it really is, if you really listen to what I say and not listen to the sound bite [compilation] that happens at the end of the season,

    ummm…I thought Paula was the one who did drugs…

  91. Randy seems confused about the fact that most of us witness his inane ramblings unedited, in real time, on LIVE TV.

    Hey Randy! STFU.

  92. I love articles that just say Adam Lambert and not ‘AI contestant’ or AI runner-up’. It make it seem like he’s already ensconced in the biz instead of a newcomer off of a singing contest.

    This is one of the indicators of true stardom…journalists don’t have to waste a paragraph explaining who someone is…they just get to use his name instead, because it is so well recognized.

    I don’t know how many million dollars worth of free publicity the alien from Planet Fierce brought to AI this past season, but it must have been considerable. He became an American cultural icon before the season finale was even reached. No one has ever done that before.

  93. depends on your definition of “American Cultural Icon”: Seems Sanjaya reached iconic status his season.

  94. Ok was David Cook’s comment

    thedavidcook Amen, @ThisIsRobThomas 13 minutes ago from mobile web

    In response to this

    ThisIsRobThomas why don’t i think megan fox is hot? i think it’s because i’ve heard her speak.about 1 hour ago from web

    I agree with both of them, Megan Fox should never speak.

  95. I have no idea how accurate that figure is ‘“ seems awful low.

    In a recession, with Grey’s Anatomy’s shark-jumping season opener, and with Sony probably having prebought a whole lotta Thursdays for their films anyway, 4 million might get them the 2 minutes each on the big 4 networks. But it is still new season premiere weeks. I’m not a media buyer, so this is very humble ballpark. (And just to understand American Idol, 30 seconds on it is reputedly around 600K.)

    Thursday is very expensive because of movies. That’s why the networks put their hottest shows there. Movie companies are among the few really big buyers heavily dependent on TV. They buy Thursdays to promote the Friday movie openings. So no question Sony has some leverage and some time already purchased.

  96. Leome, thanks for the WOHWWS video. I would have thanked you sooner, but I went to YouTube to watch it and I’ve been there ever since. I sorta got lost in the yummy.

  97. wellhesback, thanks for bringing that video over – just love him :)

  98. >I don’t know how many million dollars worth of free publicity the alien >from Planet Fierce brought to AI this past season

    Someone refresh my memory. Were the ratings up from the year before? If not, then LESS people were watching, not MORE, right?

  99. This individual tweeted Danny’s entire concert. Danny sang a medley of songs and announced the producer of his album will be the same producer of Carrie Underwood’s.

    Here are the songs he sang:

    PTY
    Heard It Through the Grapevine
    Aint too Proud to Beg
    What Hurts the Most
    I Can Only Imagine
    Jesus Take the Wheel
    Stand By Me
    Life is A Highway
    Maria Maria
    Smooth
    You Are So Beautiful
    My Wish

    There were 36 tweeters at the concert and all said the show was amazing. The Band was awesome and some even said better than the AI Band.

  100. Here’s the exact quote:

    mkeforyou Danny is going into the studio tues & we’d to lay down 5 singles for his new album. Producer is the same as Carrie Underwood!!!!

  101. I Can Only Imagine – When I heard this in a friend’s car the other day, I thought it would be a great song for Danny. Glad he thought so too. Wish him nothing but success. :)

  102. sorry if someone posted this already — it pushes all my fear buttons about jive “burying” Kris’s single — whether it’s due to sheer ineptness or some nefarious plot, or that Simon could care less about him — even though the record, which I had an iffy reaction to at first, is now stuck in my brain (in a good way) and very commercially viable and getting quite decent reviews:

    http://www.idollive.net/2009/09/jive-is-mishandling-kris-allens-single.html

  103. BethNols wrote:

    Here is a long, fun and a little scary blog about a 35 year old woman coming to America to get a picture with Adam.

    http://thekidswantacamel.blogspot.com/2009/09/essay-what-i-did-over-my-summer.html

    I find the post in the link very disturbing. I went through the whole thing and now I understand why there is so much security around the idols: BECAUSE OF CRAZY PEOPLE LIKE THIS.
    If I were in Adam’s camp, I would track down who this woman is and ban her from any contact with Adam. She gave enough information in the post that some camera must have gotten her image. I think it would be time wisely spent.

  104. PTY
    Heard It Through the Grapevine
    Aint too Proud to Beg
    What Hurts the Most
    I Can Only Imagine
    Jesus Take the Wheel
    Stand By Me
    Life is A Highway
    Maria Maria
    Smooth
    You Are So Beautiful
    My Wish

    There were 36 tweeters at the concert and all said the show was amazing. The Band was awesome and some even said better than the AI Band.

    Wow – this was a real concert and not just a couple of songs. Good for Danny, he’s hitting the ground running.

  105. Kris just tweeted – he’s headed to London.

    Which producers are in London?

  106. mkeforyou Danny is going into the studio tues & we’d to lay down 5 singles for his new album. Producer is the same as Carrie Underwood!!!!

    If this is true, this is incredible news for Danny.

  107. Kris just tweeted ‘“ he’s headed to London.

    Which producers are in London?

    Is Simon’s birthday bash in London this week?

    …and congrats to Danny! Good for him!

  108. I assume by Carrie’s producer they mean Mark Bright who is the President of Word Records. He produced both Carrie’s multi plat albums and Rascall Flatts’ albums. I’ll wait for this to be confirmed but this would be amazing news for Danny if true. Supposedly Word was in the bidding war with Sony for Danny.

    And I think Mark Bright is also the producer of Carrie’s new album. He’s about as A plus, plus as you can get in country.I was wondering if the deal with Danny included Bright at the producer. Wow.

  109. a bidding war for Danny…that amazes me. I know everyone has different tastes and I wish the best for everybody, but I guess this shows why I’m not a record producer. they see potential where I don’t

  110. Kris just tweeted ‘“ he’s headed to London.

    Which producers are in London?

    Andrew Frampton and Steve Kipner. I like his L.A. collaborators better. But I’ll hope for the best.

  111. Danny said two labels were fighting for him so unless he’s lying….
    And Danny has lots of potential. I’m just amazed at the support he’s getting if Bright is his producer. I hope this isn’t a bs rumor.

  112. Wow ‘“ this was a real concert and not just a couple of songs. Good for Danny, he’s hitting the ground running.

    Good for Danny and happy that he apparently is getting a great producer. Hope all goes great with the recording.

  113. Danny said two labels were fighting for him so unless he’s lying’ ¦.

    Mark Bright is certainly a great producer for Gokey. But I thought Sony had first dibs on the entire Top 13. How could other labels get in a bidding war with them?

  114. Squirrely
    September 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm
    Kris just tweeted ‘“ he’s headed to London.

    Which producers are in London?

    The Script producers, Andrew Frampton and Steve Kipner, are who he said he was going to work with in London.

  115. I have no idea about bidding wars or anything like that. I do know for sure that Danny said at the concert tonight, that his producer was they same person who produced Carrie Underwood’s album. He also said he was going to the studio this week to lay down five tracks.

    I know Danny really wanted Bright to produce his album, he said that back in June, I believe.

  116. jambajimSoooo excited for the upcoming week. Have a big ol’ trick up my sleeves for Kris Allen fans. Get ready for a sneak attack, @EWMichaelSlezak!
    9 minutes ago from txt

    For Kris fans :)

  117. KrisAllen4RealICE SHIFT! Why? Seriously God…..why?
    2 minutes ago from Echofon

    What does he mean by this?

    Oh and Adam’s back from New Orleans:

    adamlambertHome sweet home!
    7 minutes ago from Echofon

  118. Oh…LOL

    KrisAllen4RealIce shift: when the ice in your cup shifts just perfectly to where most of the drink ends up all over your face.
    4 minutes ago from Echofon

    I hate that too.

  119. KrisAllen4RealIce shift: when the ice in your cup shifts just perfectly to where most of the drink ends up all over your face.
    4 minutes ago from Echofon

    LOL! Poor guy, I hate that. too.

  120. But wait, there’s more:

    thedavidcook @KrisAllen4Real – you gotta shake the ice loose. its a whole system. took me years to master

    KrisAllen4Real @thedavidcook I’m still learning. You would think with 24 years of experience with ice I would have it down, but…..

    thedavidcook @KrisAllen4Real – them Idol folk really dont teach us the important stuff like ice shifting troubleshooting

    LOL. They both have such a quirky sense of humor, I hope they do this more often.

    ION, @Trina, I just watched the video of KOTN from Atlantic City last night, and wow, you *really* lucked out. What an amazing performance. I am v. jealous!

  121. LOL that’s okay, 123abc456. I was just about to post about the KOTN video when those tweets popped up. My timing is usually never that good. : )

  122. LOL, ICESHIFT! I love it, Kris is hilarious! I’m gonna have to start using that term now.

    I love Jim Cantiello’s reaction to this Kris-DC twitfest, because perfectly sums up what the fans’ reactions have been. Jim’s a hoot, he and Slezak make this Idol fan thing so much more hilarious :)

    jambajim – @thedavidcook @KrisAllen4Real – OMG Idol to Idol advice over Twitter. Brain….exploded. Like ice on my face. Now go download Grizzly Bear!

    jambajim – As much as I’m enjoying (aka freaking and flailing over) IceChat 2009, I need to go to bed. I’m interviewing Screech this week!

  123. But I thought Sony had first dibs on the entire Top 13. How could other labels get in a bidding war with them?

    David Cook talked last year about having 3 labels within the SONY BMG family interested in him, and he chose RCA. Hard as it is to imagine, maybe Danny was in a similar situation.

    Jim Cantiello’s reaction to the Ice Shift:

    jambajim@thedavidcook @KrisAllen4Real – OMG Idol to Idol advice over Twitter. Brain….exploded. Like ice on my face. Now go download Grizzly Bear!

  124. Gokey’s setlist:

    PYT
    Heard It Through the Grapevine
    Aint too Proud to Beg
    What Hurts the Most
    I Can Only Imagine
    Jesus Take the Wheel
    Stand By Me
    Life is A Highway
    Maria Maria
    Smooth
    You Are So Beautiful
    My Wish

    Interesting. Most are songs he sang on Idol or on the Tour.
    The additions look to be:
    – Ain’t Too Proud to Beg — I’m thinkin’ Motown & not Stones ;)
    – I Can Only Imagine — Christian / some country crossover
    – Life is A Highway — covered by none other than Rascal Flatts
    – Smooth — again with the Santana / smidge of Latin

    Nothing too twangy fo sho. Seems he’s definitely leaning towards a solo Rascal Flatts vibe. Pop message country.

  125. I love Jim Cantiello’s reaction to this Kris-DC twitfest, because perfectly sums up what the fans’ reactions have been. Jim’s a hoot, he and Slezak make this Idol fan thing so much more hilarious :)

    Yes, good stuff! All the intraidol twittering is fun. Cantiello is surely taking notes for his tweetbeat.

    Hey sma11ie, you’re a Matt fan, right? Have you seen any vid come out of his charity performance the other night? I’m hankering for S8 Idol news that’s not Kris/Adam related.

  126. Susan: Certainly a possibility. But they are NOT going to recoup $250 million in one opening weekend. Let’s alter that to $300M, because this marketing blitz will likely tick up to a $50M price tag.

    VAlilac: ‘Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the buy will cost about $4 million.’ 
    from Sony Pictures to Attempt Unprecedented TV Roadblock to Promote ‘2012’ Disaster Film Variety, THR
    http://www.tvweek.com/blogs/tvbizwire/2009/09/sony-pictures-to-attempt-unpre.php

    I have no idea how accurate that figure is ‘“ seems awful low.

    Perhaps it’s missing a “0”. Many industry experts now consider marketing to be the key factor that leads to box-office success. An average marketing budget for a Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) film in 2006 was $34.5 million compared to $25 million in 1999, an increase of almost 40% in seven years. 75% of a typical movie marketing budget goes to advertising with about 40% of the total going for TV media.

    In any case, no one could buy 2 minutes of prime time TV on 450 outlets in the US for $4 million. And the marketing budget for 2012 will easily top $50 million.

    Some examples: Cars – $53.5 million, Superman Returns – $45.5 million. The biggest budget movie of all time was Spiderman 3 – production $350 million; marketing $150 million – Total $500 million.

    They have been promoting 2012 since last November with a viral marketing campaign, strategic leaks of clips and so on. The roadblock kicks off the media campaign. It is designed to breakthrough all the clutter and to create a TV promo that people will want to watch because in the US TV commercial veiwership has dropped termendously. AND to get media buzz and secondary pick-up. And it’s already working.

    There will be a lot of promotion after the North American media roadblock, the International Roadblock, and the rest of the media campaign.

    Regarding starting the promo almost 6 weeks before the movie opens — the strategy is designed to make the movie a “don’t miss” event — that is why the massive, early promotion.

  127. Hey sma11ie, you’re a Matt fan, right? Have you seen any vid come out of his charity performance the other night? I’m hankering for S8 Idol news that’s not Kris/Adam related.

    Dude, I really want to see some new Matt performances too! Especially since he did such a great set. So Small, Chariot, Georgia? Want! But unfortch, I kind of rely on MJ’s and the wonderful fans here to feed me my Idol news. I’m rarely the bearer of news here, except maybe sometimes for David Cook– I do troll around the web on my own for David Cook news, haha.

  128. I’d think Adam and Kris could’ve crossed paths at the airport tonight, given their separate tweets — except that the international terminal at LAX is a whole separate building. Even though they are both working out of L.A., I don’t think they’ve both been in town at the same time for even one day since tour ended.

    (And oh shoot – Kris tweeted he was at the beach yesterday. I wonder which one? I live at the beach — I wonder if I missed my chance to run into him? Oh well…)

    And poor Kris – getting his drink all over him and stuck on a LONG flight to London without much chance to clean up probably. Ice shifts suck — sippy cups or straws are the way to go when drinking on airplanes!

    BTW — since when can people tweet from planes? I thought that would be a definite safety no-no…

  129. BTW ‘” since when can people tweet from planes? I thought that would be a definite safety no-no’ ¦

    Girlygirl, my guess is that he probably wasn’t on the plane yet but instead waiting in the airport. I don’t think they let people tweet from planes (in the air anyway).

  130. Matt’s interview today

    from IMMATTGIRAUD

    My interview tomorrow will be live at 1PM eastern on “ABC News Now” on “What’s The Buzz” with Taryn Brill. Stay tuned for the link 2mor!!
    about 13 hours ago from web

    It was cooler than seeing Latoya Jackson at Louis V yesterday. It’s a hot one here today! Look out for my interview on ABC tomorrow morning
    about 17 hours ago from Echofon

  131. lob
    September 28, 2009 at 5:22 am
    Girlygirl, my guess is that he probably wasn’t on the plane yet but instead waiting in the airport. I don’t think they let people tweet from planes (in the air anyway).

    I don’t think people are allowed to tweet from their cell phones but if they have a laptop, once you reach cruising altitude you can pay for internet connectivity and surf/post/email/tweet to your heart’s content. Not on all carriers, but many.

    ETA: That’s not to say people don’t break the rules. I’ve seen plenty of people fiddling with their phones (saying they’re playing games) so anything can happen. I’ve heard rumor more than once that the cell phone ban in-flight may be lifted because it really isn’t dangerous. *shrugs*

  132. From Dannygokey

    I’d like mornings better if they started later.
    4 minutes ago from web

    Tonight I performed my first concert since the idol tour in NY. It was AMAZING! The people were rocking so hard with me! Thank u MSMC.
    about 9 hours ago from web

  133. BTW ‘” since when can people tweet from planes? I thought that would be a definite safety no-no’ ¦

    You can do it while you are still on the ground (prior to push-back). If he’s flying business class or better, they start giving you drinks from the moment that you sit down. Or again, some of the planes are internet enabled.

    Besides, I see in the pictures that dv posted, he has band-aid on his head. Maybe he got nailed by the ice prior to even getting to the airport. That’s some hard-core ice.

  134. thedavidcook @KrisAllen4Real ‘“ you gotta shake the ice loose. its a whole system. took me years to master

    KrisAllen4Real @thedavidcook I’m still learning. You would think with 24 years of experience with ice I would have it down, but’ ¦..

    thedavidcook @KrisAllen4Real ‘“ them Idol folk really dont teach us the important stuff like ice shifting troubleshooting

    OK, I loved that. Why this stuff makes me happy I do not know ;)

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